Tyler McCreary

NOTICE: The Bob Harkins Branch downtown is closed for the remainder of the day (Wed June 29), due to a power outage affecting multiple businesses in the area. The Nechako Branch remains open.

2020
Publication Award

Tyler McCreary accepted a Publication Award (Regional) for his book Shared Histories: Witsuwit'en-Settler Relations in Smithers, British Columbia, 1913-1973. The book centres on the story of the development and eventual destruction of a Witsuwit’en settlement, known locally as Indiantown, along the fringe of Smithers, British Columbia. Shared Histories details how generations of Witsuwit’en families struggled to build a place for themselves in town despite local, provincial, and national efforts to push them to the fringes. In his video acceptance speech, McCreary noted that although his book addresses historic discrimination against the Wistuwit’en, those same issues endure today.